Car Seat Recall

Dorel Juvenile (DJG) has just issued a major car seat recall. Nearly 800,000 car seats manufactured between May 2008 and April 2009 are included in this recall.

This car seat recall applies to the following car seats: Convertible child restraints Alpha Omega, Alpha Omega Elite, Enspira, Priori, Prospect, and Vantage. The recall also includes child restraints Mico and OnBoard.

The problem with these car seats, according to the feds, is that the release button does not return to the locked position. If the button is not locked, the harness adjustment strap can slip back through the adjuster as a child moves around, causing a loose harness which does not protect the child properly if there is a car accident.

Recalled seats by model number include: 22077, 22078, 22148, 22149, 22150, 22152, 22154, 22155, 22158, 22159, 22172, 22177, 22178, 22185, 22188, 22195, 22356, 22371, 22372, 22412, 22439, 22452, 22453, 22456, 22458, 22459, 22462, 22465, 22469, 22476, 22486, 22546, 22547, 22553, 22554, 22561, 22564, 22567, 22574, 22580, 22657, 22740, 22741, 22755, 22758, 22759, 22790, 22799, 22880, 22560, 22346, 17439, 22449, 22475, and IC072.

Ready for DJG to fix your defective child car seat that is part of this recall? Too bad. DJG is not offering to fix their defective product, but they will supply you with a remedy kit so you can make the repairs to their defective product. My child was put at risk by your product and now I have to fix it? Ah, okay.

To get this repair kit, call DJG at 1-866-623-3139. I’m sure the operators there are having an enjoyable day.